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Little Explanation for Large Increase in SIF Costs 12/07/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1315 | 1 | Popular with Legal
California employers will pay more in assessments for subsequent injury claims next year than they have in each of the three years combined, and the reason why isn’t exactly clear. ...Read More

Lien Stay Injunction Postponed Another Week 12/07/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 699 | 0 | Popular with Legal
It will be at least two more weeks before a federal judge hands down an order requiring the Division of Workers’ Compensation to notify all claimants through its website that their liens are being stayed. ...Read More
Longtime Comp Judge to Retire 12/05/2017
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 141 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ Compensation Court Judge Debra Olsson, a 1991 appointee of then-Gov. Bruce Sundlun, will retire Dec. 31 after 26 years on the bench, the P...Read More

Lawmaker Who Helped Reform Workers' Comp Announces Retirement 12/04/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 202 | 0 | Popular with Legal
One of the architects behind 2005 workers’ compensation reforms has announced she is retiring from the Texas House after 13 terms. ...Read More

L&I Approves 2.5% Rate Decrease to Take Effect Jan. 1 12/01/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 333 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Washington Department of Labor & Industries announced Thursday that Director Joel Sacks has approved a 2.5% decrease in the average amount that employers and workers pay for workers’ compensation coverage. ...Read More

Liberty Mutual Holds Ribbon-Cutting for 19-Story Plano Campus 12/01/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 306 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Liberty Mutual Insurance has officially opened its 1 million-square-foot office complex in Plano, Texas. ...Read More

Lenders to Acquire Patriot National as Company Enters Chapter 11 11/30/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 380 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Patriot National has entered into an agreement to be acquired by its lenders and is planning to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of a “comprehensive reorganization” of the foundering business. ...Read More
L&I Announces Vendor for Telephonic Interpretation 11/30/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 444 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries said vocational providers must use CTS Language Link for telephonic interpretation services. The department said providers can start using over-the-phone interpreters to speak with injured workers who have limited proficiency in Engl...Read More

Logging Company Owner Sentenced for Comp Fraud 11/30/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 257 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Auburn, New York logging company owner has been sentenced to one to three years in prison for illegally accepting $83,478 in workers’ compensation benefits and for not covering his own employees. ...Read More
Lawmakers Seek to Establish Light-Duty Return-to-Work Program 11/22/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 984 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A workers’ compensation bill introduced last year in the New Jersey State Senate was unanimously approved by the chamber’s Budget and Appropriations Committee on Monday. The bill would esta...Read More
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